Winter at Aira Force

Aira Force in Ullswater

Whilst the days are getting shorter and the air a little cooler, there is still so much to discover this winter, here’s our top 4 things to do at Aira Force.

1. Head to the fells for panoramic views

This time of year is perfect for a ramble up onto Gowbarrow. The winter months bring with them a real sense of peace as the crowds of summer fade into a distant memory. Fell tops are often dusted with snow and the 360 degree panoramic views mean the reward at the summit is fantastic. Download the trail

2. Have a picnic

Nothing can beat a picnic on a sunny day, even a chilly one. Whether it’s for a quick snack, a flask of hot soup, or a full-on feast we’ve got some fantastic picnic spots. Our favourite is the glade at Aira Force, the trees of the pinetum seem even taller when you’re lying on a picnic blanket! Wrap up warm and pick up sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks from our tea room for a feast in a flash.

3. Look out for champion trees on a woodland walk

It's a great time to visit any woodland, and those that surround our magnificent waterfall at Aira Force are no exception. Take your time to explore the woodland glades, following the tree trail around Aira Force and enjoying our fascinating collection of trees as you go. 

4. See Aira Force in full force

It may not come as a surprise to you that occasionally it rains in the Lakes. But don't let that dampen your spirits, just head to Aira Force waterfall where wetter definitely is better.

Don't believe us? Check out this video of the falls in full force after a spate of rain.